Dwayne Johnson pressing pause on home workout videos during coronavirus crisis

Dwayne Johnson has decided not to post his home workout regimes online during the coronavirus crisis.Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual exercise classes have skyrocketed in popularity as people follow strict government mandates to stay i…

Dwayne Johnson has decided not to post his home workout regimes online during the coronavirus crisis.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual exercise classes have skyrocketed in popularity as people follow strict government mandates to stay indoors.

But in a recent Instagram video, Dwayne explained that he would be not be promoting the trend out of respect to his fans who may not have access to elite gym equipment.

“(I don’t) want to be the a**hole who’s saying, ‘Hey guys, look at me, look at the great workouts I’m having. Look at this place, the iron paradise, wow I feel great. 280 pounds and I feel good, huh,'” he stated.

The Skyscraper actor then went on to express sympathy for those under lockdown who might be struggling to mix up their exercise options.

“You can only do so much s**t in your house and be creative before it drives you bats**t crazy,” the 47-year-old insisted. “Again, maybe I’m oversensitive and that’s OK. I am who I am. I am empathetic and I know that millions and millions and millions of you around the world it’s killing you not to be able to go to a gym.”

In the accompanying caption, The Rock also admitted that he’s finding the pandemic difficult to navigate.

“I’m averaging about a 50/50 ratio of having good days to not so good, wobbly days. That ratio will improve,” he noted.

Least fans worry they won’t be hearing from him during the crisis, the star also reassured them he’s more than happy to engage on WrestleMania, acting projects, other career questions, or to share tips on cheat meals.

“This Sunday, let’s take a much-needed reprieve – I’ll break out my @teremana (tequila) and my cheat meal and you break out your liquid and cheat meal of choice and we’ll have ourselves a lil’ worldwide LIVE Q&A,” Dwayne added.

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Dwayne Johnson was ‘really nervous’ making transition from wrestling to acting

Dwayne Johnson was “really nervous” about making the transition from wrestling to acting.In the late ’90s and early 2000s, the star was best known for his performances as The Rock for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), impressing millions of fans aro…

Dwayne Johnson was “really nervous” about making the transition from wrestling to acting.

In the late ’90s and early 2000s, the star was best known for his performances as The Rock for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), impressing millions of fans around the world with his signature moves in the ring, alongside the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H.

He had his first major movie role in 2002’s The Scorpion King, and since then, his Hollywood career has gone from strength to strength, featuring leading roles in the Fast & Furious franchise, San Andreas, Baywatch, and the rebooted Jumanji saga.

In a candid post on Instagram, the 47-year-old reflected on his impressive success and told his 176 million followers that while he wanted to a create a long-lasting acting career for himself, he knew his wrestling history would make it difficult for him to be taken seriously.

“I wanted to have a real, long-lasting career that had weight and had value. And I wanted to become a real box office presence. I wanted to have a real box office cache,” Johnson explained. “I was really nervous because I also knew historically it didn’t matter.

“Whoever was successful in another arena, just because you were a successful professional wrestler did not mean, in any uncertain terms, that you were gonna become a box office draw or a legitimate movie star. There were no guarantees.”

In the caption to the clip, the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw star said he made “tough decisions” to become a viable global box office draw.

“I made the tough decisions and the most important of all, was deciding I was done trying to be someone I’m not to conform to Hollywood.

Instead, I decided to be my own man and Hollywood would eventually conform to me,” the father-of-three added.

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Dwayne Johnson developing biopic about champion wrestler

Dwayne Johnson is returning to the wrestling world to produce a new biopic about Anthony Robles.The movie action man, aka wrestling champ The Rock, has signed on to develop the project with his ex-partner Dany Garcia under their Seven Bucks Productions…

Dwayne Johnson is returning to the wrestling world to produce a new biopic about Anthony Robles.

The movie action man, aka wrestling champ The Rock, has signed on to develop the project with his ex-partner Dany Garcia under their Seven Bucks Productions banner.

Robles was born with only one leg and overcame a series of obstacles to become an undefeated college wrestling star and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee.

Johnson’s film will be adapted from John Hindman’s script, based on Robles’s 2012 memoir, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion.

“Our entire Seven Bucks team is passionate about sharing stories that inspire and resonate on a global scale,” Johnson and Garcia said in a statement. “We’ve had an eye on Anthony’s story for a long time and have been deeply moved by his perseverance that proves nothing is impossible. The powerful themes of redemption and tackling life’s obstacles are very familiar to us, we are excited to bring this triumphant underdog story to life.”

Unstoppable will also be produced by Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions, Andy Fraser for A Really Good Home Pictures, David Crockett for Coonskin Cap Productions, and Gary Lewis. Bob Yari will serve as executive producer. Casting details have not yet been announced.

“Words cannot express how honoured I am to have my story made into a film,” Robles added. “Because I was born missing my leg, my entire life I’ve had to deal with people having low expectations of me. When I got into wrestling, most people thought it was impossible for me to become even an average wrestler. I’m hopeful that people who see Unstoppable will walk away believing that you should never let your challenges define you. If you have a goal, go after it with everything you’ve got. Nothing is impossible.”

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